Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hippo Bird Day for Color Throwdown

I got a little on the cute side for Color Throwdown.  I had some fun with this one . . .

I stamped with Versafine and clear embossed, and then used a combination of stamps and a blender pen to fill in the images.

The color combo was inspired by . . .

I hope you find some time to create! 

Supplies Used - Hippo Bird Day
Stamps:  Hippo2Stamp and Solids4Hippo (The Stamps of Life)
Ink:  Black Onyx (Versafine), Cashmere, Pixie, Desert Sand, Sweet Leaf (Close To My Heart), Mint to Be and Orchid (Avery Elle Pigment)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah)
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) and Crumb Cake Seam Binding (Stampin' Up)

Merry Mojo Monday

Every once in a while I like to combine the Merry Monday challenge with the Mojo Monday challenge, and when I saw the two this week, I knew exactly where I was going.

The challenge at Merry . . .

The sketch at Mojo . . .

And here is my card . . .

I love this Lil' Inkers Jingle Bell die, and my mind went right to it when I saw these two challenges. 

I hope you found some time to be creative this weekend.  Cheers! 

Supplies Used - Merry Mojo Monday
Stamps: Jolly and Joyful Sentiments (Lil' Inkers)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah), Basic Black (Stampin' Up), POW Silver (American Crafts), Dear Santa (Photo Play)
Accessories:  Jolly Word Die and Jingle Bell Die Sets (Lil' Inkers), Silver Thread (DMC), 1 1/8 Circle Punch (EK Success), Metallic Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Another Wednesday StampNation Challenge Day

Do not make me go on and on about my favorite crafty place . . .

Let me mention again that we have just finished up a few weeks of a technique class using stencils.  I can't tell you enough how awesome all of the cards were for the class.  And the beauty of StampNation is that classes and challenges never end.  So the later you join, the more the benefits.  And joining now at their five year anniversary is like five times the awesomeness.

Here is a sneak peek of this week's challenge card.  The challenge was a background card.  

I chose to stamp my background, but as a member of StampNation.  There were four colors in my creation, but I stamped off to get the lighter fill colors.  I can't wait to see the variety of ways that members chose to participate. 

If you've not checked out StampNation, I highly recommend it.  It is my favorite crafty place. 

Cheers!  Go get crafty! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Guess What Day Wednesday!

It is StampNation challenge day, which means I have a sneak peek of  a card to share with you today. 

It was a sketch challenge this week at StampNation, and I went with a shaker card. 

So I may have revealed a bit much in my sneak peek . . . but only because StampNation reveals so much . . . it is truly my favorite crafty place.  The membership there is like no other, and the community there is just the ultimate of fabulous. 

Am I over the top?  Yes - because StampNation is over the top awesome! 

So enjoy my shaker sneak peek.  I hope you check out StampNation

And I hope you find some time to create.